My Day at Northwest Trek, a Wildlife Park in Washington State
A Great Place to See BUFFALO & MOOSE near Mount Rainier & Not Far from Seattle!
This summer we've decided to take day trips, doing things we wouldn't normally do on a regular day, seeing things that tourists might see, and enjoying the beautiful state of Washington!
This lens is about my recent trip to Northwest Trek, which has animals like buffalo and elk that freely roam around.. Admission comes with a guided tram tour to see them all! They also have other areas which are similar to a zoo, but it is really a wildlife park.
It's really close to Mt Rainier
On the way there, we took a wrong turn, which led us on a windy road, with this spectacular view of Mount Rainier! It's the closest I've been to Mt Rainier yet, although someday I hope to take this Mt Rainier Train ride. (Another great day trip from Tacoma!)
Official Video Sampler of the Tram Tour
This video just shows you the tip of the iceberg. We had a very informative and funny tram guide, which really made the ride super enjoyable! It was exciting to try to spot the animals and also to see many of the animals up-close.
The week we visited (in July), a baby buffalo was born! In this picture, you can see several babies.. Depending on when you visit, you might see baby animals :)
The Bison Kicking up Dust!
What an interesting behavior to observe.. there was no dust, and then with a few movements, a cloud of dust formed...
These sheep were in front of the tram so we had to slooooow down!
The Best Part of Northwest Trek
- A beaver did summersaults for us.
- The sheep wouldn't get out of the road so our tram ride was a bit longer and funnier.
- Searching for animals!
- Way better than just hanging out in the woods, hoping to see a bird or somethin'!
The Worst Part of Northwest Trek is...
...that you only get one tram ride per admission. :(
(Our tram guide reminded us that these Canada Geese we saw were the same species responsible for taking down that plane over the Hudson!)
And it is all located at...
I mixed up my photos a bit. You know, downloaded them all into the main directory on my hard drive, and now I can't remember when I took this picture. Maybe you can help me out a bit.
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A Raccoon Up-Close - It's rare that you get to see this common animal pose for you!
An Otter Going Out on a Limb for Me!!
More Videos from Northwest Trek
Some families documented their vacations to the wildlife park :)
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